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Janus et Cie Global Student Design Awards
Janus et Cie Global Student Design Awards

In collaboration with renowned architectural design firm Populous, outdoor furniture brand Janus et Cie recently hosted its first ever Global Student Design Competition, focusing on inclusivity. The winners were announced at the Janus et Cie showroom during NeoCon in an exclusive ceremony created by the company as an opportunity for honorees to network with the attending judges while celebrating their hard work. As Janus et Cie senior vice president of marketing Alexis Contant noted, “An essential part of this awards ceremony was to provide a special and intimate platform for winners to meet and have meaningful conversations with seasoned architects and designers about their respective projects and future career aspirations.”

Due to the number of outstanding submissions, judges were compelled to create five specific awards based on multiple criteria. The overall winner, Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University, wowed judges with his TopSide project, which provided great attention to detail in terms of material and prototype, offering both seating and work surfaces for a range of abilities and age groups.

The four other finalists were Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design, who won Best Presentation for his Helios project; Iris (Ziyue) Cheng of ArtCenter College of Design, recipient of the Most Inspired by Nature honor for her Seating Garden project; Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey, whose Versatile project earned the Best Use of Material award; and Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University for his Sensory Hill project, which was recognized as Most Inclusive.

Images by Kirstine Walton Photography for Business of Home

EVENT GALLERY
Competition winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with Adam Stover of Populous
Competition winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with Adam Stover of Populous
Competition winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with Adam Stover of Populous
Finalists Ansel Iisaka, Ian Reimschisel, Zachary Spearman and Vera Marcos Villarreal with Olivia Bloomfield
Finalists Ansel Iisaka, Ian Reimschisel, Zachary Spearman and Vera Marcos Villarreal with Olivia Bloomfield
Finalists Ansel Iisaka, Ian Reimschisel, Zachary Spearman and Vera Marcos Villarreal with Olivia Bloomfield
Finalist Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University with the Sensory Hill presentation board
Finalist Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University with the Sensory Hill presentation board
Finalist Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University with the Sensory Hill presentation board
Finalist Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design with the Helios presentation board
Finalist Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design with the Helios presentation board
Finalist Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design with the Helios presentation board
Olivia Bloomfield with Most Inclusive design winner Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University
Olivia Bloomfield with Most Inclusive design winner Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University
Olivia Bloomfield with Most Inclusive design winner Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University
Best Presentation design winner Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design with John Shreve of Populous
Best Presentation design winner Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design with John Shreve of Populous
Best Presentation design winner Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design with John Shreve of Populous
Neal Hubbell and professor Kendra Kirchmer, both of Kansas State University
Neal Hubbell and professor Kendra Kirchmer, both of Kansas State University
Neal Hubbell and professor Kendra Kirchmer, both of Kansas State University
Finalists Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design, Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University, Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey and Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University
Finalists Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design, Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University, Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey and Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University
Finalists Ansel Iisaka of ArtCenter College of Design, Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University, Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey and Zachary Spearman of Kansas State University
The Bloomfield family, Matthew, Sara and Emily, with design competition champion Olivia
The Bloomfield family, Matthew, Sara and Emily, with design competition champion Olivia
The Bloomfield family, Matthew, Sara and Emily, with design competition champion Olivia
Professor David Mocarski of ArtCenter College of Design (center) with former students
Professor David Mocarski of ArtCenter College of Design (center) with former students
Professor David Mocarski of ArtCenter College of Design (center) with former students
Finalists Ian Reimschisel, Zachary Spearman and Vera Marcos Villarreal during the awards ceremony
Finalists Ian Reimschisel, Zachary Spearman and Vera Marcos Villarreal during the awards ceremony
Finalists Ian Reimschisel, Zachary Spearman and Vera Marcos Villarreal during the awards ceremony
Carolina Zhang of Janus et Cie with Best Use of Materials design winner Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey
Carolina Zhang of Janus et Cie with Best Use of Materials design winner Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey
Carolina Zhang of Janus et Cie with Best Use of Materials design winner Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey
Competition winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with sister Elle
Competition winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with sister Elle
Competition winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with sister Elle
Nathan Howe of Kansas State University with Carolina Zhang and Aubrey Williams, both of Janus et Cie
Nathan Howe of Kansas State University with Carolina Zhang and Aubrey Williams, both of Janus et Cie
Nathan Howe of Kansas State University with Carolina Zhang and Aubrey Williams, both of Janus et Cie
Judges John Shreve of Populous, Carolina Zhang of Janus et Cie, Adam Stover of Populous and Sebastian Salvadó of Rios
Judges John Shreve of Populous, Carolina Zhang of Janus et Cie, Adam Stover of Populous and Sebastian Salvadó of Rios
Judges John Shreve of Populous, Carolina Zhang of Janus et Cie, Adam Stover of Populous and Sebastian Salvadó of Rios
Finalist Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey with the Versatile presentation board
Finalist Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey with the Versatile presentation board
Finalist Vera Marcos Villarreal of Tec de Monterrey with the Versatile presentation board
Overall winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with the TopSide presentation board
Overall winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with the TopSide presentation board
Overall winner Ian Reimschisel of Kansas State University with the TopSide presentation board
Global Design Competition champion Olivia Bloomfield presenting the award for Most Inclusive design
Global Design Competition champion Olivia Bloomfield presenting the award for Most Inclusive design
Global Design Competition champion Olivia Bloomfield presenting the award for Most Inclusive design
Sebastian Salvadó of Rios presenting the Most Inspired by Nature design award to Iris (Ziyue) Cheng of ArtCenter College of Design
Sebastian Salvadó of Rios presenting the Most Inspired by Nature design award to Iris (Ziyue) Cheng of ArtCenter College of Design
Sebastian Salvadó of Rios presenting the Most Inspired by Nature design award to Iris (Ziyue) Cheng of ArtCenter College of Design
Adam Stover of Populous, Harry Ward of Janus et Cie and Sara Bloomfield
Adam Stover of Populous, Harry Ward of Janus et Cie and Sara Bloomfield
Adam Stover of Populous, Harry Ward of Janus et Cie and Sara Bloomfield